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Sunday, 31 December, 2000, 00:32 GMT
In pictures: Brazil's stadium crush
Dozens of football fans were injured in Rio de Janeiro when a fence collapsed during the final of Brazil's Joao Havelange Cup between Vasco da Gama and Sao Caetano.

Football spectators jump fence
There was panic as hundreds of fans in the upper terraces scrambled forwards

Injured football spectators
More than 60 people were injured and many spectators were in a state of shock

Shocked spectators
There was speculation that the accident may have been caused by a fight between fans

Players for Vasco da Gama and the referee watch fans jump the stadium fence.
The players and the referee could only watch as the game broke up just 21 minutes into play

Rescue workers run with a stretcher past a helicopter
Injuries ranged from bruises to broken limbs, with the more seriously injured flown to hospital in Rio

Police stand guard in Sao Januario stadium
Police stand guard in Sao Januario stadium. The game was cancelled and will be rescheduled

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